“Tap a button, get a ride.” That almost comically simple idea would lead to the origin of Uber in 2008. Hundreds of startups globally have tried to surf in its wake by positioning themselves as ‘Ubers’.’Uber for parking’. ‘Uber for dog walkers’. ‘Uber for lawyers’. ‘Uber for ice-cream’. ‘Uber for laundry’. ‘Uber for groceries’. So much so that ‘Uber for X’ was one of the most dominant startup investment themes for a good many years.
Anything.0 is a cliche. But somehow the technology industry refuses to give up on it. And so, sticking to tradition, on Tuesday at a glitzy event in Mumbai, Kishore Biyani, the founder of Future Group—one of the largest brick and mortar retail companies in India—said that Future Group is ushering in Retail 3.0. Any discussion on anything.0 isn’t possible without understanding what the previous .0 stood for, and why it was relegated to obscurity. Also fondly called, the old way of doing things.
Much like 2016, this year too has been eventful at Hike. In June, it launched UPI-based payments through Hike Wallet, with one eye on social payments. On Thursday, the company claimed that Hike Wallet had completed 5 million transactions in five months. The company has also completed two acquisitions through 2017, including Pulse (a hyperlocal social networking app by Instalively) and Creo (a hardware startup).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".